Cowboys DE Robert Quinn gets huge contract bonus with Kirk Cousins’ sack
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Robert Quinn gained money during the first half of the Cowboy’s game last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
With a third-down sack of Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2nd quarter, Quinn gained 7.5 sacks on the season. By that way, Quinn earned a bonus of nearly $880,000. This brought his 2019 pay near $8 million, per Spotrac.
Quinn was traded a sixth-round 2020 draft pick to Miami in March by Dallas. Dallas also worked out a new contract for 1 year for Quinn, which already included an incentive package.
The Cowboys were making great efforts to upgrade their defensive line this offseason, while the Dolphins wanted to shed veteran talent when they began a rebuild.
Defensive end Robert Quinn had 15 quarterback hits and 6 1/2 sacks in 16 games during his lone season with the Dolphins. However, with the Dolphins going in a different direction, now it is time for him to move along.
There were concerns about whether Quinn’s back could withstand a 16-game season again, and trade talks for him did stall in the offseason. The Cowboys eventually made the deal that they will send the Dolphin a sixth-round pick in 2020. Despite a two-game suspension for PEDs, Quinn now leads the Cowboys in sacks.
Quinn gets compliment from the Cowboys. His acquisition looks like a smart move.